Band & Orchestra INSTRUMENT Rentals

Rockin' Robbie's Instrument Rentals

We rent instruments of all shapes and sizes. We specialize in Band and Orchestra instruments for the schools, however, we're not opposed to renting just about anything. We rent instruments around the entire Bay Area. From San Leandro to Oakland, Richmond to Brentwood, no city is too far away. We have an ever expanding inventory and it changes on a daily basis, so if you don't see what you're looking for, just drop us an email or give us a call, chances are, we have it. 

Affordable Quality

We have 3 pricing levels for many of our rental instruments. We have put in countless hours evaluating the viability of certain brands so we can offer three price points for most instruments, and still know that we're renting out a quality product. We have everything from brand new out of the box, to instruments that have been around the block a few times. However, it does not mean that the lower-priced instruments are of inferior quality. The pricing is more an indicator of the age of the instrument and the number of times its been rented. We have instruments in our rental fleet that are 30 years old, but still meet our repair shop's highest standards. So we'll offer those at a discount. Some might not be the prettiest, shiniest instrument, but they will play well and sound great for your whole rental.

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The Details

  • 3 month minimum on all rentals (some instruments require a 6 month commitment, inquire for details)
  • After the 3 month minimum, the rental becomes month-to-month
  • 60% of on-time payments apply to purchase of the rental (up to 75% of the rental's MSRP)

Rental Warranty

Your rental instrument from Rockin' Robbie's is guaranteed to meet or exceed performance expectations for the duration of your contract. Given that, normal wear and tear is inevitable and is at no cost to you. Under the conditions that the repair shop would determine damage was caused by misuse or poor handling, the charges would fall outside of the "normal wear and tear" guideline. We understand instruments are machines and tools, and we are humans and things can happen. We're never judgmental, we fix instruments, not blame. Please don't hesitate to keep communication lines open. 

In the Event of Damage

Don't panic, we're here for you. The repair shop is one of the most reasonable in the land and we have a great reputation in the Bay Area. If there is a problem, please don't hesitate to bring in the instrument and have the technician examine it. We do our best to outline "care & feeding" and are always available to answer questions about the best care for your instrument. Even with our best intentions and utmost care, sometimes accidents happen and repairs become necessary. 

We Succeed when You Do!

We are all musicians and educators here at Rockin' Robbie's and our first goal is to make sure your student has an awesome experience in band or orchestra. In order to ensure that, we make sure the parent also has an awesome experience.

Instrument Rental Rates

Instrument Good Better Best
Violin --------------------------- $19.95 $21.95 $24.95
Viola -------------------------------------- $24.95 $29.95
Cello --------------------------- $39.95 $44.95 $49.95
Double Bass -------------------------------------- $69.95
Piccolo ----------------------------------- $24.95 $29.95
Flute --------------------------- $21.50 $24.95 $29.95
Clarinet ----------------------- $21.50 $24.95 $29.95
Bass Clarinet--------------------------- $65.00 $69.95
Oboe--------------------------------------- $65.00 $69.95
Alto Saxophone ------------ $35.50 $39.95 $44.95
Tenor Saxophone --------------------- $49.95 $54.95
Trumpet ----------------------- $21.50 $24.95 $29.95
Trombone -------------------- $24.95 $29.95 $34.95
Baritone Horn -------------------------- $44.95 $49.95
Single French Horn ----------------------------- $39.95
Double French Horn ------------------- $65.00 $69.95
Mellophone ---------------------------------------- $59.95
Bell Kit --------------------------------------------- $24.95
Snare Kit ------------------------------------------- $24.95
Snare and Bell Kit ------------------------------- $44.95
Acoustic Guitar ----------------------------------- $24.95
Electric Guitar w/ Amp* ------------------------ $39.95
Electric Bass w/ Amp* ------------------------- $39.95
*($100 Deposit)

Rockin' Robbie's Instrument Rental Contract Terms

1. There is a 3 to 6 month minimum on all rentals. At the end of the initial rental period, the contract converts to a month-to-month agreement. From this time
onward, the renter will receive a rental charge each month. This charge will be issued on or around the day of the month that the rental began (e.g. if the
rental began on the 14th of a certain month, the charges will be issued on or around the 14th of each month going forward) until the merchandise is returned.

2. It is mandatory to have at least one credit card on file. The credit card on file will be used to pay for the initial advance payment, as well as for the automatic monthly charges once the rental contract converts to month-to-month. If your card is cancelled or any information changes (such as expiration date, V-Code or billing address), please call Rockin’ Robbie’s, Inc. to update your billing information.

3. Upon returning the instrument, if the renter wishes to purchase an instrument of the same type, 60% of the on-time monthly payments, before sales tax, may apply towards that purchase. Late payments will not be counted. This percentage is used toward the MSRP value of the instrument and may pay for up to 75% of the instrument’s purchase price (at least 25% of the purchase price must be paid using an alternate form of payment such as cash or credit).


1. Rockin’ Robbie’s, Inc. has a professional repair technician on site. If damages or any technical malfunctions occur, it is understood that the instrument is to be brought to Rockin’ Robbie’s, Inc. by the renter. Rockin’ Robbie’s, Inc. covers the cost of general maintenance and normal wear and tear. The renter is responsible for damages resulting from impact, neglect or improper use of the instrument.

2. In order to ensure quality, all instruments must go through our repair shop between renters. If the Rockin’ Robbie’s, Inc. staff or the repair technician determines that a charge is necessary, Rockin’ Robbie’s, Inc. will contact the renter to collect payment. Please note that due to the extraordinary volume of instruments returned during certain seasons, it can take up to several months for us to examine the instrument and contact the renter. 

Check out our Education page for valuable information regarding instrument maintenance. 

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Trumpet Maintenance

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Trombone Maintenance

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